#WednesdayWisdom The week marches on.

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Another week, another Manafort sentencing, though this time, the judge isn’t calling him “otherwise blameless.” So that’s good and based in actual reality.

It’s strange to contemplate the things some people get away with and the things other people don’t. Disparities in the justice system are rampant; now is the best of times to observe it happening in real time.

Well, last week was.

Maybe not this week. Maybe not.

Still on the Tasks with a capital T, taking things in steps, which is one of my favorite things to do when something feels overwhelming. One little bite at at time, and before you know it, you’ve devoured the whole thing.

Much like I’m devouring the live threads about Manafort, which are not on the list but, well, you know.

Sometimes I need a little self-push to do the things I don’t really want to do. One of my tricks is setting a timer; it’s an artificial deadline, a contest between me and the clock.

Sometimes I bribe myself. Or reward myself, depending on how you want to look at it.

Sometimes I can just roll up my proverbial sleeves and go.

It all hinges on the mood of the day. But, however you get going, it’s time to do it. Have a great Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

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#TuesdayThoughts: Around we go

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Sometimes I feel like time is circular. MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

And here we are back to Tuesday. Still Tasks ahead, the capital kind, not the minor kind, but the kind that need to be done, nonetheless. Or more important than nonetheless.

There are signs of spring outside, real ones, I think, or maybe I’m being optimistic. The ground is still muddy and brown, the grass last year’s dead growth, but maybe, just maybe there’s a hint of green to it.

It’s sunny today, and with a high of not so cold, maybe winter will be shrugged off after all.

That’s it for me for today, but I hope you have a great Tuesday, and I hope spring is near for you, if that’s your season now.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Do I HAVE to?

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So. The time change.

Wow am I feeling it.

It’s only an hour, one single hour, and it didn’t affect my waking up, but I am dragging today and behind on everything. About an hour behind on everything.

Imagine that.

I’m grumpy and I want more coffee and today I won’t even have a hint of debate. Even though it’s nearly noon.

I’ll be back.

So that’s brewing. Hopefully the extra dose will do me good.

It’s gray and muddy and colder than it looks. It feels like spring should be here, but it’s reluctant. I don’t know why it would be, we’re always so happy to see it.

I’ve got Tasks ahead of me I don’t want to do, but they must be done. One of those days.

One of those weeks.

So on I go, optimistic only that my coffee will soon be ready. Have a great Monday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#AccountaClub Friday, March 8, 2019

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Well, if you’re curious about how the week went, I started out by typing “2018” as the year. Even though we’re into March at this point.

So.

It’s been a distractible week. Case in point: started writing, decided my fingernails were annoyingly long, got up, took care of that, noticed the extra set of feet for my sofa so the Roomba has more room just waiting to be placed, and just struggled those under the sofa, which was neither fun nor easy, and sat down to write the post.

Still have to empty the Roomba, but one thing at a time, right?

And I feel like that’s a good thought for the week. One thing at a time.

We can get so jumbled, so many things to do, not sure of the order in which to do them. That will be a puzzle for next week.

Side note, getting those feet under the sofa was so exhausting, it’s definitely tamed some of the distraction.

I did finish the banner I was talking about earlier in the week, and by popular demand (one person asked) here it is.

Yes, one side is higher than the other as it hangs, but you try hanging a banner by yourself!

Writing this week was very limited, though I’ve been thinking about a project I want to start, and I’m closer to getting it going. There have been a lot of not-writing-conducive things happening this week, so you just have to roll with it.

Fitness, though, was awesome. I loved every trainer and every workout was particularly good, so that was a big plus, especially given how tired I was by the end of the week. Well today. I’m tired today.

I’ve been a little better about going to bed earlier, I’d like to push it back a bit, but there’s an improvement, so I’ll take it.

That’s me, how was your week?


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Walking

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It’s Thursday, so it’s ten word photo prompt time! It’s time for a ten word story based on the photo above!

In ten words exactly, write a story. Easy right?

OK here’s mine:

Had to steer with your horns, Steve. With your horns.

#WednesdayWisdom: Seizing

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It’s an on-the-go blog post today, no time to chat before I had to be out in the world, so I’ll chat out in the world.

Technology is like constant miracles.

I’m doing the world’s favorite pastime, waiting for the cable guy, but not even for me. I nominate myself for sainthood.

And here he is. And let us all say, woo-hoo.

It might shock you to learn there are problems. Sigh. Not technically my problems, only borrowed. Yet here I am, solving them.

There will soon be a flurry of activity here, so I’m going to take a moment to soak in the quiet. Have a great Wednesday.

#TuesdayThoughts: Distraction

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I was looking for a banner, but decided they are just silly given how overpriced they are. It’s a banner. Why should it be pricey?

You use it once, probably.

So I’m going to make one. And I’m so filled with plans to make one that I am having trouble sitting here doing my blog instead of checking out how hard it is to cut out the font I chose.

I thought it looked easy. I could be wrong.

Can’t wait to find out.

It’s funny how many things there are that seem more fun than the task at hand. Life seems to be a lot like that.

And the universe handed me a gift: a phone call. I got most of the letters cut out, three more to go. Is it as fun as I thought it would be?

Of course it is.

Nothing like an emergency craft project to divert attention from, well, everything.

Yet again it’s bitterly cold and brightly sunny. If you didn’t check the temperature before you went outside, you’d get a terrible shock in the form of a wind that feels like the ghosts of the Arctic on a sightseeing tour.

That could be what it is, who are we to say?

Anyway, I have much Tuesday to do and less Tuesday in which to do it. Have a great day.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.